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Age 67, of Elizabeth, PA, passed away peacefully at his oceanfront home in FL in the arms of his loving wife, Dr. Terri Henderson, on Feb. 21, 2017, with Thelma, mother and Kate, daughter. He bravely battled melanoma for over two years. He was Prof. and Dir. of the Union Insti. & Univer. Ed.D. Program since 2007and a Disting. Visiting Scholar. Jim served at Duq. Univ. Schl. of Ed. 1992-2013, as Prof., Dean, and as Founding Dir. of the Duq. Interdis. Doc. Prog. for Ed. Ldrs./Univ. Council for Ed. Admin.'s (UCEA) Center for Ed. Leader/Social Justice. A prolific author, Jim was a teacher, adminis. and superin. He received the Duq. Univ. President's Award for Excellence in Service to the Mission of the Univ.; Achieve. for Service by the PA Asso. of Schl. Admin.; the Rutgers Univ. Disting. Service Award; Superin. of the Year-PA Music Ed. Asso.; Outstanding Research/Publica. Award-PA Asso. for Supervision/ Curric. Dev.; PA Jaycees Out. Edu. of the Year. He was a W.K. Kellogg Foun. Natl. Fellow. Jim's Bachelor in Social Psych-Princeton and Master's/Doc. Degrees in Ed. Admin.-Rutgers. A Memorial Service will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on June 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Duquesne Univ. Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Duq. Univ. Henderson Ed. Lead./Social Justice Fund.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 12, 2017
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